World nuclear power capacity continued to grow in 2016


World nuclear power capacity again grew slightly in 2016. According to the World Nuclear Association (WNA), the global nuclear generating capacity increased in 2016 to 391.6 GWe, up from 382.2 GWe at the end of 2015. Three major construction projects were launched in the world last year while three old units were closed.
At the same time in 2016, altogether ten new nuclear energy reactors of different sizes and of a combined capacity of 9,479 MWe were connected to the grid. Five of them were in China and one each in South Korea, India, Pakistan, Russia and the United States. (World Nuclear News).